Ben Butters joined EUROCHAMBRES, the European association of Chambers of Commerce & Industry, in 2008 and became Policy Director in 2016. As such, he covers a wide range of issues at EU level that are of relevance to Chambers and the European business community, including the single market, education & training, finance, trade, energy, entrepreneurship, regulatory reform and, more recently, also Brexit. Ben spent several years in international publishing directly after graduating in Business Administration. Further studies in European Politics drew him to Brussels, where he worked in the European Commission, the European Parliament and for an innovation network before creating and running for several years his own EU advocacy company. Ben is also a former Director of the Lisbon Council’s Entrepreneurs Programme.